The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0214 Monday, 8 February 1999.
Date: Sunday, 07 Feb 1999 22:23:06 PST
Subject: References to Shakespearian Characters
Always on the look-out for references to Shakespearian characters in
contemporary literature, I recently had the pleasure of discovering
from Spranger's The Effort to Fall:
"O, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown!"-So said Ophelia of the "mad"
Hamlet, and so might we say of any thinker who has managed to excite our
from Cioran's Syllogisms of Bitterness:
MacBeth: the Stoic as criminal, a Marcus Aurelius with a dagger.
Would anyone who has read more than myself on the subject care to
elaborate on the characterization of Macbeth as a Stoic?